The Passport of Leo Frank
Leo Max Frank's 1907 passport from the U.S. Government's National Archives
Leo Frank partisans (like Steve Oney, 2003; Lindemann, 1991 and others) have been perpetuating the false claim that Leo Frank was only 5'6" tall, in a failed effort to make him smaller than he actually was in real life, so as to make it seem less likely he could have sexually assaulted and strangled the 4'11" and 13-year-old Mary Phagan on Saturday, April 26, 1913, but in real life, according to two reliable sources, Leo Frank was 5'8" tall, or 9" taller than Mary Phagan.
The two sources listing Leo Frank's height as 5'8", are his 1907/1908 passport record published here, and 1906 Cornell Senior Class Yearbook
on page 344 and 345 (available on www.Archive.org).
1. United States of America National Archives, Washington, D.C. (Mirrored by Ancestry.com)
2. Cornell University Senior Class Book, 1906. WWW: http://archive.org/details/CornellSeniorClassBook1906
More primary and reliable secondary sources on the Mary Phagan and Leo Frank Case include:
The Leo Frank Case, Inside Story of Georgia's Greatest Murder Mystery, 1913
- The first neutral book written about the subject, anonymously published in 1913. WWW: http://www.archive.org/details/TheLeoFrankCasemaryPhaganInsideStoryOfGeorgiasGreatestMurder
The Murder of Little Mary Phagan by Mary Phagan Kean
(Available here on www.Archive.org). Written by Mary Phagan Kean, the great grand niece of Mary Phagan (1899 - 1913). A neutral account of the events surrounding the trial, appeal, lynching and pardon of Leo Frank. The Murder of Little Mary Phagan is well worth reading and it is a refreshing change from the endless number of Jewish and contemporary books turning the Leo Frank case into a neurotic race obsessed tabloid controversy. WWW: http://www.archive.org/details/TheMurderOfMaryPhaganByLeoFrankIn1913
Leo M. Frank, Plaintiff in Error, vs. State of Georgia, Defendant in Error. In Error from Fulton Superior Court at the July Term 1913, Brief of Evidence.
Extremely rare, only 1 copy exists, and it is at the Georgia State Archive. The trial brief of evidence was ratified by Leo Frank defense, prosecution and presiding judge Leonard S. Roan. WWW: http://www.archive.org/details/LeoM.FrankPlaintiffInErrorVs.StateOfGeorgiaDefendantInError.In
Argument of Hugh M. Dorsey in the Trial of Leo Frank
Some but not all of the 9 hours of arguments given to the Jury at the end of the Leo Frank trial. Only 18 Libraries in the world have original copies of this books, because there have been efforts to destroy and suppress it. This is an excellent book and required reading for student's of the Frank case, to see how Dorsey convinced the panel of 13 men (the trial jury of 12 men plus Judge Leonard Strickland Roan) to convict Leo Frank. WWW: http://www.archive.org/details/ArgumentsOfHughM.DorseyInTheLeoFrankMurderTrial
American State Trials, volume X (1918) by John Lawson
Tends to be biased in favor of Leo Frank and his legal defense team, this book provides an abridged version of the Brief of Evidence, leaving out some of the important details and things said at the trial brief of evidence when it republishes parts of the trial testimony. Be sure to read the closing arguments of Luther Zeigler Rosser, Reuben Rose Arnold, Frank Arthur Hooper and Hugh Manson Dorsey. This book also highlights Leo Frank's appeals and provides a detailed account of Leo Frank's lynching in 1915. For a more complete version of the Leo M. Frank trial testimony, read the 1913 Leo Frank Trial Brief of Evidence and three atlanta newspapers (Atlanta Journal, Atlanta Georgian, and Atlanta Constitution) who published the trial testimony July and August, 1913. WWW: http://www.archive.org/details/AmericanStateTrials1918VolumeXleoFrankAndMaryPhagan
Three Atlanta Daily Newspapers in 1913: The Atlanta Constitution, The Atlanta Journal, The Atlanta Georgian. The most relevant reports center around events published between: April 28th to August 27th 1913.
Atlanta Constitution Newspaper: The Murder of Mary Phagan, Coroner's Inquest, Grand Jury, Investigation, Trail, Appeals, Shanking and Lynching of Leo Frank Case in the Atlanta Constitution Newspaper from 1913 to 1915. WWW: http://archive.org/details/LeoFrankCaseInTheAtlantaConstitutionNewspaper1913To1915
Atlanta Georgian newspaper covering the Leo Frank Case from April though August, 1913. WWW: http://archive.org/details/AtlantaGeorgianNewspaperAprilToAugust1913
Atlanta Journal Newspaper, April, 28, 1913, through till the end of August, 1913, pertaining to the Leo Frank Case. WWW: http://archive.org/details/AtlantaJournalApril281913toAugust311913
1914 jailhouse interview of Leo Frank
Leo Frank confirms he might have been in the metalroom's bathroom during the time of the murder, during the minutes Monteen Stover had claimed his office was empty: See the Atlanta Constitution, Monday, March 9, 1914, Leo Frank Jailhouse Interview
. Revisit State Exhibit A and Defendant Exhibit 61 from the Leo Frank Georgia Supreme Court records. WWW: http://archive.org/details/AtlantaConstitutionMondayMarch91914Issue10Pages
U.S. Senator Tom Watson articulates the Leo Frank trial testimony and evidence
Tom Watson's weekly Jeffersonian newspaper (1914, 1915, 1916 and 1917) and Watson's Magazine (1915). Tom Watson's best work on the Mary Phagan case was published in August and September of 1915. Watson's series of five major magazine articles written collectively about the Frank-Phagan affair, provide logical arguments confirming the guilt of Leo M. Frank with the superb reasoning of a genius criminal attorney.
These five remarkable works are absolutely required reading for anyone interested in the Leo M. Frank Case analysis.
: The Leo Frank Case By Tom Watson (January 1915) Watson's Magazine Volume 20 No. 3. See page 139 for the Leo Frank Case
. Jeffersonian Publishing Company, Thomson, Ga. WWW: http://www.archive.org/details/TheLeoFrankCase
: The Full Review of the Leo Frank Case By Tom Watson (March 1915) Volume 20. No. 5. See page 235 for 'A Full Review of the Leo Frank Case'. Jeffersonian Publishing Company, Thomson, Ga. WWW: http://www.archive.org/details/TheFullReviewOfTheLeoFrankCaseMarch1915
: The Celebrated Case of The State of Georgia vs. Leo Frank By Tom Watson (August 1915) Volumne 21, No 4. See page 182 for 'The Celebrated Case of the State of Georgia vs. Leo Frank". Jeffersonian Publishing Company, Thomson, Ga. WWW: http://www.archive.org/details/TheCelebratedCaseOfLeoFrank
: The Official Record in the Case of Leo Frank, Jew Pervert By Tom Watson (September 1915) Volume 21. No. 5. See page 251 for 'The Official Record in the Case of Leo Frank, Jew Pervert'. Jeffersonian Publishing Company, Thomson, Ga. WWW: http://www.archive.org/details/TheOfficialRecordInTheCaseOfLeoFrankJewPervertSeptember1915
: The Rich Jews Indict a State! The Whole South Traduced in the Matter of Leo Frank By Tom Watson (October 1915) Volume 21. No. 6. See page 301. Jeffersonian Publishing Company, Thomson, Ga. WWW: http://www.archive.org/details/RichJewsIndictTheStateOfGeorgia
Tom Watson's Jeffersonian Weekly Newspaper
The archive of Tom E. Watson Digital Papers, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
, contains the full collection of Jeffersonian Newspapers. WWW: http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/watson
Leo Frank's defenders (cult members known as Frankites) are posing as neutral reviewers and attempting to convince people not to read Tom Watson's analysis about the Leo Frank trial. Watson's analysis of the case is the controversial forbidden fruit of truth that have been censored for more than 100 years.
For a nearly complete selection of: Tom Watson's Jeffersonian newspaper articles related to the Murder of Mary Phagan and Leo Frank Case
. WWW: https://archive.org/details/the-jeffersonian-050714-may-07-1914-volume-11-issue-19-pages-01-03-05-09-10
Tom Watson Brown, Grandson of Senator Tom E. Watson
Notes on the Case of Leo M. Frank by Tom W. Brown
, Emery University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1982. WWW: http://www.archive.org/details/NotesOnTheCaseOfLeoMaxFrankAndItsAftermath
Leo Frank Georgia Supreme Court Archive, 1913-1914:
Leo Frank Trial and Appeals Georgia Supreme Court File
(1,800 pages). WWW: http://archive.org/details/leo-frank-georgia-supreme-court-case-records-1913-1914
Source: U.S. Government's National Archives and Ancestry.com